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Sam M.

9 Reviews
Potomac, MD
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Hebrew
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Sam M.

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The most important thing to me is to keep the student interested and engaged in the lessons. This way learning guitar is easy and fun, not a struggle. A great place to start is by learning songs you enjoy listening to. Then later moving on, applying theory and scales to the songs we have learned.

About Sam

Hi! I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of music where I majored in professional music. This included music theory and guitar instruction, as well as reading and writing music notation and charts in different styles. I also play frequently, including shows at The 9:30 Club, The Howard Theater

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Mady
Sam is great! He is attentive and great with my 9 yo. He is also flexible and easy to schedule. We plan to continue in-home guitar lessons with him for a foreseeable future.
Jaye
Terrible experience. I bought a package of 20 lessons for my 9yo nephew. He looked forward to it ever day from Xmas to the first week of January. Sam canceled the first lesson only 2hours prior its beginning. Then canceled the second lesson 10 minutes before he was supposed to be there because he “forgot” he had a “recording session today”. During the only lesson my nephew had, Sam didn’t show any ability to tailor a lesson to a child. Instead he gave him a pick, which dismayed me, and taught him a rock song we never heard of.
When I contacted the company they were very nice about it but I had to challenge their vetting process of teachers.
Dara
It was an excellent lesson! I really learned a lot from it. I was able to learn one song and start on a second on my first lesson only! Definitely recommend Sam to anyone thinking about picking up the guitar!

Joe B.

11 Reviews
Rockville, MD
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Portugues, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2011
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Joe B.

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The Essentials:

RockSmith Sound Check
Tuning
Changing strings
Strapping up
How to hold a pick
Plucking strings
Accents
Chords
Power chords
Double stops
Barre chords
Arpeggios
Music Notation
RockSmith Major Scales (Rocksmith Strings)

Techniques:

Shifting
Fretting
Sustains
Palm mutes
Slides
Bends
Tremelos
Hammer-ons
Pull-offs
Natural harmonics
Strumming patterns
Unpitched slides
Fret hand mutes
Improvising and jamming
Vibrato
Scales and modes

About Joe

My method is a fun, energy-packed and safe environment where kids are encouraged to love God, music, their band members, and their electric guitar or bass. My desire is to partner with parents to teach kids (6 and up) basic music skills using technology, rock, blues and worship, and this to serv

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Rishi A.
Kids liked Joe a lot!
Sophie D.
Joe continues to work with my 7-year-old daughter, she loves his technique and style.
Praneel + Preeti K.
Joe is patient and is very flexible with schedule changes. My kids love his class.

Tommy W.

8 Reviews
Falls Church, VA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Tommy W.

8 Reviews
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While teaching bass is my specialty, I've been teaching guitar for 4 years and have amassed quite the collection. The overwhelming majority of my students at the shops I teach at take lessons on guitar, so most of my time is actually spent teaching guitar. In lessons, we'll cover basic chords, scales, and rhythms, as well as some introductory music theory so the student knows why they're playing what they play.

About Tommy

My name is Tommy. I've been playing bass and guitar since I was 11 years old. When I was in high school, I won my school's Duke Ellington Jazz Performance Award my junior year. Around this time I began to work at my neighborhood's local lesson shop Let's Play Music! off of W Broad Street in Falls C

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Julia
Tom is a good teacher with solid knowledge which he is able to pass on in a clear and understandable way.
Matthew F.
Tommy is a solid bass guitar teacher. My lesson was better than expected!
Anne P.
Just had my first guitar lesson. Tommy was very patient and supportive and explained clearly what I needed to do.

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Laura B.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Masters in Writing from Lenoir Rhyne University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Laura B.

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I am a student of the blues, roots and country and I have been teaching music to kids and adults for over five years. I have played in Asheville, North Carolina-based bands for over 10 years. My specialty and passion is fingerstyle Piedmont Blues (but I teach other styles as well). I try to gear each lesson to my students' strengths and make learning music fun!

About Laura

Hello! I am a professional musician and teacher from Asheville, NC. I work with students of all ages and skill levels from Beginner to Intermediate to help them improve their singing, guitar and ukulele skills.I have played in several bands in the Asheville area for over 10 years. I would love to h

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Jennie
wonderful teacher for my children! they really love learning guitar. I highly recommend Laura!
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Andrew D.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Andrew D.

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My goal is not so much teaching one how to play an instrument, but more broadly, to help one cultivate their own living musicality. My own areas of practice, study, and specialization are in free improvisation, sound art/Sonic sculpture, conceptual performance, and songwriting/composition. I've explored a vast number of different styles and genre. Jazz, classical, folk and bluegrass, spirituals, blues, punk rock, contemporary ghospel, electronic dance and ambient, to name a few... I love working with kids, I love teaching any age any skill level, I promise to listen, and fine tune our lesson to fit your specific personality and needs.

About Andrew

Cultivating a Living Musicality. A music practice is an opportunity for self growth and an exercise for our minds and awareness. It is my intention to provide lessons that; effectively balance theory and practice, patiently support and validate each students unique learning process, encourage

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Zayah
Very patient with my 7 year old she is excited to go to her lessons every Friday will be booking more lessons
Yasmina
My daughter loved her first lesson with Andrew and has been making time to practice on her own. She looks forward to many more lessons to come
James K.
My son loves the piano lessons that Andrew provides! He looks forward to them. And we have noticed he sounds great!

Daniel M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Daniel M.

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I have played guitar for almost 30 years and I've done concerts, performances and lectures in different states and also internationally. My biggest influences are Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel and I enjoy teaching guitar to any levels, ages and styles. My goal is to make sure my student will enjoy guitar lessons not matter how long it takes.

I am also the current guitar professor at Union College, Music Art Ambassador for Nebraska Arts Council, Guest teaching artist for John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Teaching Artist in Residence for The Lied Center.
I love sharing my knowledge and experience with my students. I like to see the progress of my students and how they grow into their music skills no matter the age.

About Daniel

I have played guitar for almost 30 years and I've done concerts, performances and lectures in different states and also internationally. My biggest influences are Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel and I enjoy teaching guitar to any levels, ages and styles. My goal is to make sure my student will enj

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Average Cost of Guitar Lessons in Sterling, VA

The average cost of 60-minute guitar lessons in Sterling is $63. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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$51 average
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"Just finished my third lesson and I am impressed. I am essentially a beginner, and John took me through basic chords and scales, challenging me accordingly, but at the same time making it fun. John is a great teacher - very capable, extremely patient. I feel fortunate to be learning from John!"
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Took Guitar lessons from John B.
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"Been taking lessons with Wes for about 3 months now! He's a good choice for a teacher!"
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Took Guitar lessons from Wes C.
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"Mr. Marvin is a fantastic teacher. My son really likes the class."
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"Ahmad is awesome. He's very patient and didactic. He easily picked up what was my playing level and what were my objectives. He then started with a plan adjusted to what I wanted to accomplish and in only 5 lessons I feel like I've learned a lot already. He wants you to have the foundations first, the building blocks from which you can improvise or create something new. Thanks a lot, Ahmad!"
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"He is great with my 9 year old son! My son is always excited to go and really enjoys his lessons."
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"That was my first guitar lesson in houston and I am not going to bother myself looking for guitar tutors anymore, I really enjoyed it. Rachel is an awesome tutor, she gives everything from inside her that makes you feel every single chord on guitar. Ofcourse i recommend everybody to take guitar lessons with Rachel"
Abed
Took Guitar lessons from Rachel H.
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"Jesse is a very nice, prompt, attentive teacher. He not only teaches classical guitar but also Yukalele! He is a wonderful guy!"
Talia
Took Guitar lessons from Jesse H.
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"Michael is a professional

This was my first experience with guitar lessons and it was exactly what I needed to get started. With the information I was given and knowledge that I gained from Michael, I can feel confident about moving forward."
Chris
Took Guitar lessons from Michael M.
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